Jonathan Harris (former fabricant) recently made a speech at the 'Flash on the Beach' conference that was pretty interesting and a little controversial. He said that "there have been no masterpieces" in Flash and the community is favoring technique to concepts.
He posed some important questions that are relevant to any creative discipline. He also advised flash artists to "do your own thing" and to "go outside". I'm going to get a hot chocolate and sit in the courtyard now.
Read about/listen to his speech here.
link via harry, image from jonathan's flickr.